Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Double Featurette Awards 2009 (Ken's Picks)

From Ken:

Best Features:
Summer Hours & Fantastic Mr. Fox

if I could pick a second pair:
Bright Star & Coraline

runners-up: Still Walking & Star Trek

Best women's doubles match:
Jane Campion & Abbie Cornish, Bright Star v. Lone Scherfig & Carey Mulligan, An Education

Most memorable performance:
Dakota Fanning, Push & Rosamund Pike, An Education

runners-up: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds & Lorna Raver's teeth, Drag Me to Hell

Most Underrated:
The International & Push

Most Overrated:
Where the Wild Things Are

I Liked but Won't Recommend to You:
The Watchmen & The Road

Best Short Films within a Feature Film:
The opening sequences for Up & Inglourious Basterds

Best Character Theme Songs:
"HELVETICA!" from Shorts & Marvin Hamlisch's score for The Informant!

Best (narrative within a) piece of film narrative criticism:
RedLetterMedia's SW: TPM review -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI

Favorite pair of new Scottish band names:
Dananananakyroyd & We Were Promised Jetpacks

Best BTW of 2009:
Tim Robbins & Susan Sarandon

Best Remix:

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Double Featurette Awards 2009

Its the end of the year, its the end of a decade. Thus it is time for the first ever
The Double Featurette Awards:

What do these fine films win?
Honor. Glory. Bragging Rights.

If you are a filmaker who has won this year. Pls feel free to print out the following picture on sticker paper and stick to your DVDs (and just watch those sales SKYROCKET).

Several of us here at the Double Featurette will be presenting our end of year lists. Here is mine:

Best Picture:

Fantastic Mr. Fox & Bright Star

Honorable Mention : I would like to yet again plug Zhao Ye's Jalainur which as it has never actually been released (only a handful of festivals) I took out of the running. It is one of the best films I saw this year.

Also, Pixar's Partly Cloudy may not be a full length feature but it is hands down one of the best films of the year.

Best Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda for Still Walking & Wes Anderson for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Performance by an Actress:

Mo'Nique in Precious & Abbie Cornish in Bright Star

Best Performance by an Actor:

Dug the Dog in Up & The Jeff Koons Dog in Night of the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

Best Song:

"Helvetica" by Robert Rodriguez for the Film Shorts. & "Done All Wrong" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for (no kidding) The Twilight Saga: New Moon (the list of artists on the soundtrack is actually quite impressive... I have to say... oh hi Thom Yorke...you can print out the sticker if you really want to)